Behind the Scenes with Hegarty: A London-Centric Approach
Step into the world of Hegarty; the designer brand that fuses London’s timeless allure with a commitment to ethical craftsmanship. As we explore the vision and philosophy that brought Hegarty to life, we reveal the meticulous design process that produces the iconic Hegarty style that so effortlessly combines minimalism and quality tailoring.
Hegarty’s founder, Matthew Hegarty, is deeply enamored with London and chose to build the fashion brand within the city. Proximity to local manufacturers allows for a hands-on approach, enabling regular visits to oversee the production process and collaborate with skilled artisans. With influences rooted in classic English and London tailoring, Hegarty embodies everything it means to be a creator of quality goods.
Join us on a journey through the artistry and ethos that define Hegarty’s exceptional approach to luxury fashion.
Designing Elegance: The Hegarty Design Process
The design process commences with sketches on paper, evolving into detailed patterns and master patterns through collaboration with experienced pattern cutters. The excitement of seeing the initial idea materialize is a highlight of the process.
Each piece undergoes a meticulous creation journey, ensuring that the final product reflects the precision and creativity that is integral to Hegarty’s manufacturing process.
Matthew Hegarty said, “It’s so exciting to see the initial ideas come to fruition! London is my favourite city in the world and has such a fantastic history of fashion. Not only in terms of style but also in terms of quality and manufacturing. London is such a brand unto itself.”
The Distinctive ‘Hegarty’ Look: A Fusion of Minimalism and Tailoring
The integration of all elements within the collection characterize the Hegarty look. Minimalism and precision tailoring play a central role, with Matthew personally endorsing and wearing the creations.
The structural integrity of each piece is paramount. Careful consideration is given to the selection of fabrics, contributing significantly to the brand’s distinctive aesthetic and appeal.
Influences and Inspirations: Classic Tailoring and 60’s-70’s Elegance
Matthew Hegarty draws inspiration from the form and structure of classic English and London tailoring, infused with a love for minimalism and a nod to 60s and 70s European and American womenswear.
Films from these eras serve as a perennial source of inspiration, contributing to the brand’s DNA and defining its unique style.
Sustainable Fabric Choices: A Commitment to Ethical Fashion
Sustainability is at the core of Hegarty’s collection and brand ethos. Fabrics, including lambswool, cashmere, and satin, are personally sourced from UK manufacturers with a focus on sustainability and quality.
The selection of materials, such as denim from Burnley in the north of England, emphasises durability and longevity. Thus aligning with the brand’s commitment to creating garments that withstand the rigours of everyday life.
Speaking about the material, Matthew Hegarty said: “It’s one of those fantastic denim fabrics that the more you wear it, the better it looks as it really moulds to your shape and body.”
As we conclude our exploration into the world of Hegarty, don’t hesitate to experience firsthand the epitome of timeless elegance and ethical craftsmanship. Immerse yourself in a collection that reflects the rich history of London fashion and embodies a commitment to sustainability and quality.
Visit the Hegarty website to discover the curated pieces that will be your wardrobe staples for years to come.